Pediatric Residency Curriculum


While training at CHKD, your medical education will be augmented through a variety of didactic and case-oriented presentations as well as opportunities for research and scholarly activity.


  • Advocacy
  • Leadership 
  • Global Health Track
  • Portable Ultrasound
  • Trauma
  • Quality Improvement
  • Pediatric Public Health
  • iPad curriculum application

From hands-on workshops to interactive lectures, our clinical instructors utilize daily, weekly, and monthly activities plus a wide range of teaching tools to optimize learning for all residents.

Daily Activities

Morning and Noon Conferences

  • blend of didactic presentations and interactive case discussions
  • facilitated by attendings, chief residents, ward teams and guest lecturers renowned in their fields
  • tailored using American Board of Pediatrics content specifications
  • includes live patient and family interviews 
  • FREE catered meals provided 

Weekly Activities

Intern Morning Report

  • focused on the specific learning needs of our interns
  • driven by feedback from interns on which topics are pertinent
  • includes discussions with the Department Chair, Program Leadership, Chief Residents and guest lecturers
  • FREE catered breakfast provided

Senior Board Review Series

  • PL2, PL3 and attending faculty review board-style questions, test-taking strategies and key learning points
  • includes PREP, NEJM and MedStudy resources
  • FREE catered breakfast provided

Pediatric Grand Rounds

  • hospital-wide Thursday-morning conference
  • guest lecturers from around the world, including some of our in-house experts, present the latest in their fields
  • attended by community practitioners, residents, medical students and hospital staff
  • FREE catered breakfast provided

Monthly Activities

Beyond Discharge

  • an opportunity for Hospitalist ward team members to discuss their follow-up patient phone calls
  • a time to reflect on patient outcomes and collaborate on ways to improve delivery of care

Quality Improvement Series

  • designed to assist in completing the ACGME QI project requirement
  • acquaints residents with industry recognized quality improvement methods and tools
  • offers collaborative sessions to design and implement resident-driven QI projects 

Medical Code and Skills Workshops

  • small group setting to review PALS guidelines, code management and effective communication 
  • facilitated by Pediatric Emergency Medicine faculty, chief residents and American Heart Association (AHA) staff
  • high-fidelity simulation technology to prepare our residents to act proficiently and confidently during actual code situations
  • learn to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams (nursing, pharmacy, respiratory therapy, chaplains, security)
  • example skills: IO placement, intubation, umbilical line placement, lumbar puncture, suturing, code carts and medication administration

Journal Club

  • residents generate clinically based questions stemming from a professional journal article of their choice
  • residents work one-on-one with faculty mentors to glean practical insights and answers
  • an opportunity to develop professional presentation skills
  • FREE catered meal provided

Morbidity and Mortality Conference

  • an opportunity to reflect on complex cases
  • improves delivery of care and patient outcomes which have prompted significant systems-based changes to our hospital
  • attended by CHKD patient care faculty and staff
  • FREE catered meal provided